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FAQ
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
kids fishing on a dock at a lake up north

Have a question about your upcoming stay at Black Bear Lodge? You may just find the answer here. If not, always feel free to contact us.

Is Black Bear Lodge pet friendly?
As much as we love our furry friends, we are not pet-friendly at this time.

How exactly far are you away from the big city?
Milwaukee: 270 miles or 4hr 18min
Chicago: 360 miles or 5hrs 45min
Minneapolis: 268 miles or 4hrs 17min

How many rooms are in the lodge?
Black Bear lodge is not set up in a typical lodge format, or all in one building. We have a total of (3) one-bedroom Bear Trap Suites, (24) two-bedroom lodge homes (some with jacuzzi tubs), (7) two-bedroom cottages and (4) three-bedroom cottages.

Are towels and linens provided?
Indeed! All of our accommodations include fresh towels and linens.

Does Black Bear Lodge serve breakfast?
Sorry, we do not provide a complimentary breakfast. Luckily all of our cabins and homes come with fully-equipped kitchens!

What are the hours of the Wild Bear Grill and Pub?
That information can be found on the Wild Bear Grill & Pub Page.

How far is the nearest grocery store?
Sentry Foods is located approximately three miles from Black Bear Lodge.

What’s to do nearby?
So much to do, so little time. Go bike riding on our miles upon miles of paved bike trails, take the kids go-karting, try horseback riding, miniature golfing, fishing, bird watching, etc. Wintertime offers ice skating, snowmobiling, ice fishing, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, etc. Our area offers a variety of seasonal activities all year long. Be sure to speak with our front desk staff for additional information.

You’re on Little St. Germain Lake. What kind of fish can we catch?
Known as one of the most fertile lakes around, Little St. Germain Lake promises amazing fishing adventures. Some popular catches include blue gill, perch, bass (large and small mouth), walleye, northern, and muskie.

Can we bring our own boat?
Sure, why not? Black Bear Lodge has our very own boat launch and dock space available with electrical outlets.

We’d love to go out on the water, but what if we don’t have our own boat?
We encourage all of our guests to get out on the water and enjoy all of what Little St. Germain Lake has to offer. Be sure to use one of our complimentary rowboats, kayaks, or rent one of our jet skis or pontoon boats. There’s nothing quite like being out on the water and enjoying the scenic views. Rental information can be found on the Rentals Page.

Are there swim beaches?
For sure. We have two on the grounds. Jump in!

Do you have grills that we can use?
We’re happy to have charcoal grills available for all of our guests. But, safety first. Due to fire codes and safety factors, grilling is not allowed on the second-floor balconies of our lodge homes. Also... we ask that you please keep the charcoal grills 10 feet away from all buildings for everyone's safety.